March 8, 2017

Elms College Athletics to host summer sport camp July 31-Aug. 4

Staff report


(IObserve photo/courtesy of Elms College)

CHICOPEE – Elms College Athletics will host a sport camp this summer for children entering grades one through eight. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, July 31, through Friday, Aug. 4, and will be held on campus at Elms College.

Elms College sports camps are licensed for the 2017 summer season. The camp’s mission is to provide positive, quality instruction to all skill levels while promoting each camper’s confidence and enjoyment in a variety of sports and recreational activities.

The camp includes daily sport-specific coaching from Elms College head coaches, assistant coaches, and college athletes; full access to Elms College athletic facilities; and an Elms College sports camp T-shirt.

Our college coaches and athletes will guide this multisport camp to provide a safe and fun environment for kids to play sports they already enjoy, and also try new activities. Included in the sessions will be demonstrations, drills, practice sessions, and game competition.

The daily sport schedule for the camp will be as follows:

9 a.m.:  Camper drop-off (Berchmans Hall)

9-11 a.m.: Sport technique

11 a.m.-noon: Swim

12-1 p.m.: Lunch

1-3 p.m.: Tactic games

3 p.m.:  Camper pick-up (Berchmans Hall)

The following sports will be played on the following days:

Monday: Soccer

Tuesday: Basketball

Wednesday: Track and field

Thursday: Field hockey and lacrosse

Friday: Volleyball and competitions

The summer sport camp directors include Rob Southall, men’s basketball coach; Michelle Proulx, women’s basketball coach; Matt Dyer, track and field coach; Sean Milbier, women’s soccer coach; Ben Masse, men’s soccer coach; Anika Goodhue, field hockey coach; Jess Scannapieco, women’s lacrosse coach; and Kevin Walsh, volleyball coach.

For maximum individual attention, camper enrollment is limited; register at The cost for the full week is $250 per camper; children who need to come to camp before 9 a.m. or leave after 3 p.m. can extend the day session from 8 to 9 a.m. or 3 to 4 p.m. for an extra $30 per camper ($60 per camper for both morning and afternoon extension).

Campers will be expected to bring a bag lunch. Refrigeration, water, ice, and a snack will be provided. Each camper must be covered by a family insurance policy. A physical examination, within one year, and proof of immunization are required prior to enrollment in camp.

For more information, contact Coach Rob Southall at 413-265-2328.